A look at the updated Home Run Derby rules

  • Updated: July 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Major League Baseball is trying to spice things up for the Home Run Derby, using a bracket format and four rounds instead of three. Here’s how it’ll work:

Each hitter will get seven outs per round, instead of 10.

– five from each league. The leader from each league gets a bye into Round 3, and two players from each league will be eliminated.

Round 2 will pit the second- and third-leading home run hitters from each league.

Round 3 will be the semifinals, pitting the winners of Rounds 1 and 2 from each league.

Round 4 will be the finals.

At the end of any round, if two or more players are tied each player will get three swings to hit as many homers as possible. If they’re still tied, they’ll each get one swing until the tie is broken.

 

JOE CHRISTENSEN

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Washington - WP: D. Fister 1 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 0
Philadelphia - WP: S. Gonzalez 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: J. Cosart 2
Toronto - LP: J. Francis 7 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: M. Rzepczynski 10
Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 5
Tampa Bay - LP: S. Geltz 2 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: T. Hunter 4
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Danks 3 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: R. Pressly 13
Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez 6 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie 4
Seattle - LP: C. Smith 6 FINAL
Houston - WP: P. Neshek 7
Pittsburgh - LP: R. Liz 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Socolovich 3
Milwaukee - WP: W. Smith 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 3
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 7 FINAL
Texas - LP: Y. Gallardo 1
LA Angels - LP: J. Weaver 0 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 5
Colorado - LP: K. Kendrick 6 FINAL
San Diego - WP: J. Shields 8
Arizona - LP: E. Marshall 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Howell 1
NY Yankees - WP: A. Warren 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Kelly 5
Washington 104 FINAL
Atlanta 98
Memphis 86 FINAL
Golden State 101
Tampa Bay 6 FINAL
Montreal 2
Minnesota 1 FINAL
Chicago 4
Calgary 0 FINAL
Anaheim 3
Chicago 0 FINAL
Sporting Kansas City 1
Seattle 3 FINAL
New York City 1
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